As a lover of beauty products, I tend to cycle through phases of being really into certain products. I’ve become really interested in fragrance during the past few months. Along with that, I’ve become more aware of all of the not-so-great ingredients in traditional popular fragrances.
While searching for a more clean and unique alternative to popular fragrances, I stumbled upon Sylvaine Delacourte.
This brand is clean, cruelty free, and made in France (per their Instagram bio). They currently have three different collections, a vanilla collection, musk, and orange blossom. Each collection contains five different fragrances. For $10 (and free shipping!) you can select a collection and sample the five scents.
I have sampled all three collections and have to say that overall, the orange blossom is my favorite. However, I did end up purchasing a full bottle of a scent from the vanilla collection, Valkyrie, and a scent from the orange blossom collection, Olyssia. In addition, during the holidays they had a promotion where you could get a free 30mL scent with the purchase of a full bottle. For that promotion, I chose a small bottle of Smeraldo, from the musk collection.
I love the sampling experience, the samples contain enough fragrance for you to try each out on your skin for a couple of days before making a decision! Each of the fragrances is unique from the others and from most conventional fragrances. Of the three I own, I tend to switch out Valkyrie and Olyssia as my daily scents. Valkyrie is a spicy, fresh vanilla that morphs into a sweeter smell for the last few hours. Olyssia, which is probably my favorite overall, is a beautiful orange blossom and jasmine scent that makes me feel uplifted and reminds me of cool spring breezes. Both scents have good longevity, I can still smell them at the end of the day before getting in the shower (about 10-12 hours after application). While the are long lasting, they both become more of a skin scent around hour 5.
Overall I am really loving this brand and am excited to try out other clean fragrances! It’s interesting to see the memories and feelings that different scents evoke and how they can be a pick me up throughout a long work day.
If you’ve tried Sylvaine Delacourte, I would love to hear your thoughts!